Calls for Artists

Local and national juried, and non-juried, competitions for artists of all media, including RACC calls for artists.

We do not upload files with notices but enter an abbreviated form and then direct viewers to the organizations website. So we prefer short descriptions with contact information and deadline, that we can easily paste into our site. To find out more about listed items, please use the contact information for that notice. Do not contact RACC, unless it is listed as a RACC opportunity.

This service is free to the public.To submit a notice for this page, email the listing to mbauer@racc.org.

2/23/15
2/23/15

The Art League of Hilton Head invites artists to enter the 2015 Biennale, its 24th National Juried Exhibition. More than $7,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. The competition is open to all...

Deadline: 3/6/15
2/17/15
2/17/15

Calling for submissions of animations to be projected on a wall at the East-West passageway of JR Toride train station. The animation projected in a public space...

Deadline: 3/6/15
12/22/14
12/22/14

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association (UVAA) invites artists to submit artworks to the annual ArtWorks NW Juried Art Show.

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Deadline: 3/6/15
1/16/15
1/16/15

Artists are invited to participate in The Pi Project, a Portland area community arts project celebrating the number Pi.  

Each participation creates a digit from 0 - 9 on a 9.5"...

Deadline: 3/7/15
2/17/15
2/17/15

POND Gallery is accepting submissions for their April show, GROVE, an in-depth examination of our natural environment and the relationship we share with it. For this show we want work...

Deadline: 3/8/15
2/25/15
2/25/15

Oregon Humanities is excited to feature the work of Oregon writers and artists in the pages of Oregon Humanities. If you’re an Oregon artist and have...

Deadline: 3/9/15
2/18/15
2/18/15

Common Goods will feature artwork that utilizes everyday items as the medium or subject matter. (examples: quilts made of photographic film strips, sculpture made of discarded plastic...

Deadline: 3/9/15
2/17/15
2/17/15

Art-Competition.net is proud to announce a call to artists/photographers: “Faces of Humanity” -  $7600 in Cash and Prizes – (Winners will receive extensive marketing of...

Deadline: 3/9/15
2/5/15
2/5/15

Festival Images is launching another round of its photography project competition. Artists and photographers have until March 9 2015 to enter the Vevey International Photography Award.

The...

Deadline: 3/9/15
1/22/15
1/22/15

Portraits are an intimate view of the subject matter which, aim to present a description of the character, sentiment or identity of an individual or place. These visual clues about the subject are...

Deadline: 3/9/15
2/2/15
2/2/15

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition has been supporting and benefiting talented artists from around the world for 30 years. The Competition is sponsored by Agora Gallery and...

Deadline: 3/10/15
2/24/15
2/24/15

ArtForwardContests.com - The premier online contests for contemporary photographers and painters

• No other contest, print and online, gives your photographs and paintings so much...

Deadline: 3/11/15
2/11/15
2/18/15

On behalf of the Metro Regional Government in Portland, Oregon, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is pleased to invite visual artists living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho,...

Deadline: 3/11/15
1/6/15
1/6/15

Theme: Open Theme

Black Box Gallery is excited to announce an open themed juried group photo show. Show us your favorite photographic shots. Open to all themes and ideas, all methods and...

Deadline: 3/11/15
3/2/15
3/2/15

In celebration of Portland International Airport’s 75th Anniversary, The Port of Portland (Port) is requesting statements of qualifications (SOQs) from...

Deadline: 3/13/15
2/17/15
2/17/15

Are you a maker, artist, or fashion designer that works with reclaimed materials?

Edgefield – Call for Artists 2015 Recycled Art Show Info:
Set Up: July 20 (...

Deadline: 3/13/15
1/29/15
2/11/15

RACC is working with Portland Parks & Recreation and the Native American Community Advisory Council to commission an interpretive art piece along the public-use Greenway – Central...

Deadline: 3/13/15
2/9/15
2/9/15

Oregon Humanities is looking for people eager to traverse the valleys, mountains, and deserts of our state’s thirty-six counties as ...

Deadline: 3/13/15
2/6/15
2/6/15

QUEER HORROR is a new multimedia festival of genre works by queer artists, performers, and filmmakers. Short films and videos are punctuated by live campfire storytelling and performances...

Deadline: 3/13/15
1/9/15
1/9/15

The jury for this prestigious, first annual “Art by America, A National Review of Two-Dimensional Contemporary Art” project is James Yood and Ginny Voedisch. The national exhibition...

Deadline: 3/13/15
3/3/15
3/3/15

Las Laguna Gallery is accepting submission for artworks depicting Still Life. Works in all medias will be considered. This Call for Art is open to ALL local, national and international...

Deadline: 3/14/15
2/27/15
2/27/15

ArtVenice Biennale 3 is an online juried competition as well as a large screen digital presentation being held at a beautiful large gallery space on Via Garibaldi in Venice, Italy during the...

Deadline: 3/15/15
2/23/15
2/23/15

Folktales and legends blur fact and fiction; seeded in the truth, they grow into stories both fantastical and far-fetched. Whether written, spoken, or communicated visually, folktales represent...

Deadline: 3/15/15
1/30/15
1/30/15

The annual Portland Open Studios tour is a unique opportunity for you to open your studio to the public and educate visitors about your creative methods and materials, inspiration and enjoyment....

Deadline: 3/15/15
3/2/15
3/2/15

The Milagro Zócalo Project is a 4 month long workshop and mentorship program that will culminate in a 2 day showcase on June 10th and 11th,, 2015. The purpose of this...

Deadline: 3/16/15
2/25/15
2/25/15

The City of Bellevue, Washington is seeking artists/artist teams to create site-responsive artwork for Phase 1 the Meydenbauer Bay Park development, a significant linear open space that will...

Deadline: 3/17/15
2/17/15
2/17/15

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." ~ Pablo Picasso

The featured artists are a Sculptor and two-dimensional Artist, both five...

Deadline: 3/18/15
2/4/15
2/4/15

The Center for Fine Art Photography is happy to announce that our newest call for entry, Black & White with juror Roy L. Flukinger. Mr Flukinger is the Senior Research Curator of...

Deadline: 3/18/15
2/12/15
2/12/15

Salem Art Association seeks artists and curators to participate in Project Space – a dynamic, temporary (June to August 2015), contemporary art venue in downtown Salem, Oregon that will...

Deadline: 3/20/15
2/23/15
2/23/15

The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in a prequalified artist pool for upcoming public...

Deadline: 3/23/15
2/9/15
2/9/15

For the summer 2015 issue of Oregon Humanities,writers are invited to submit stories and ideas inspired by the word "safe." Describe the pleasures and problems of being...

Deadline: 3/23/15
1/26/15
1/26/15

There are many interpretations concerning the sense of the spirit or a higher being and whether such things even exist. Some believe in a relationship to a divinity, some believe spirituality is a...

Deadline: 3/23/15
2/19/15
2/19/15

Before modern science, many unexplainable aspects of life were interpreted through cultural superstitions and oral traditions, of which some of these stories, or derivatives of them, still exist...

Deadline: 3/24/15
2/25/15
2/25/15

The Garden Gift Store is seeking work for this year’s Behind the Shoji. This show and sale features Japanese-inspired art and crafts all within the setting of the most authentic...

Deadline: 3/30/15
2/6/15
2/6/15

2015 marks the seventh year for this signature Beaverton event! Guests spend a summer day exploring downtown Beaverton where five 4’x4’ stages will showcase the talents...

Deadline: 3/30/15
3/3/15
3/3/15

BLACK BOX is the first international art, film and technology festival in Seattle. A multi-platform program of significant scope, BLACK BOX presents emerging and established artists who...

Deadline: 3/31/15
2/6/15
2/6/15

Meridian International Center – a non-profit based in Washington, D.C. – is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Community Engagement through the Arts Exchange Program for...

Deadline: 3/31/15
2/5/15
2/5/15

The editors of The Timberline Review, a new journal of contemporary literature, invite well-crafted, compelling submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for the summer 2015...

Deadline: 3/31/15
11/21/14
11/21/14

All media welcome to submit for solo and/or group exhibitions.

Submission guidelines:

1. Submit 10-20 images

2. Artist Statement

3. CV/ Resume

4. Brief...

Deadline: 3/31/15
3/5/15
3/5/15

The Tigard Downtown Alliance “Art Walk” committee is soliciting submissions from the art community fitting the themes of “Transformation” and “Renewal” to...

Deadline: 4/1/15
2/23/15
2/23/15

Heroes & Villains: exploring archetypes through art, June 19 - August 23, 2015. This exhibit invites artists to submit works that celebrate the heroes and villains that...

Deadline: 4/1/15
1/26/15
1/26/15

As Senior Research Curator of Photography at the Harry Ransom Center, Flukinger assists in the development, administration and application of the collections. He has and continues to lecture and...

Deadline: 4/1/15
12/15/14
12/15/14

Presenter proposals are now being accepted for the 30th Annual Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference presented by the Edmonds Arts Commission. The three-day conference focused on the craft...

Deadline: 4/1/15
2/4/15
2/4/15

The Maude Kerns Art Center invites Oregon artists to submit to the 15th biennial “Oregon Made for Interiors” exhibit,” featuring high quality, handmade furniture, light fixtures...

Deadline: 4/3/15
1/22/15
1/22/15

The Kenosha Community Foundation – Arts Fund in Kenosha, WI is seeking outdoor sculptures for exhibition on the grounds of HarborPark area located on Lake Michigan.

They anticipate...

Deadline: 4/3/15
2/11/15
2/11/15

Waterloo Arts invites members and non-members to submit artwork for the 2015 Waterloo Arts Juried and Members Exhibition.  This is a unique opportunity for artists to exhibit work and receive...

Deadline: 4/5/15
3/5/15
3/5/15

Prequel is a juried artist incubator open to all visual artists (from painter to performer) that runs from May 9th through August 8th, 2015 at no cost to its selected artists. The program is all...

Deadline: 4/6/15
2/17/15
2/17/15

Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St. Silverton, Oregon 97381, currently has several openings for new members. They are seeking high quality art of all mediums, but are particularly interested in...

Deadline: 4/6/15
2/9/15
2/9/15

Associate Board of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is hosting a gallery show in Chicago from June 11 – 18, 2015. The 13th annual Art in Motion is a juried art exhibition...

Deadline: 4/6/15
1/26/15
1/26/15

Cultures can be anything from a collective of humans, or animals, or bacteria that thrive through various associations such as nature, religion, government, internet and business. We live with...

Deadline: 4/6/15
1/15/15
1/15/15

If civilization is what separates humankind from the animal kingdom, then the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri asks artists to cross that line and become uncivilized. Artists across the United...

Deadline: 4/7/15
2/25/15
2/25/15

2015 Western Art Alliance Conference 8/3-9/3 in Vancouver, BC>

The Juried Showcase is a great way to quickly boost your or your artist's profile. Selected artists:

  • ...
Deadline: 4/8/15
1/13/15
2/27/15

The City of Maple Valley invites Pacific Northwest artists (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana) to submit responses to a Request for Qualifications to design artwork that will be installed in...

EXTENDED deadline 4/10/15
3/3/15
3/3/15

This is an Open Theme show. This Call for Art is open to ALL local, national and international artists, professional and amateur artists. Works in the following medias will be considered.

Deadline: 4/11/15
1/26/15
1/26/15

The Spring Fun Over 50 Fair is seeking visual artists to display work at the event. Work would not be for sale during the event itself but artist contact information would be given to interested...

Event: 4/11/15
3/5/15
3/5/15

Art Call Summary: Art-Competition.net announces a Call To Artists for “Dreams” an online exhibit, Dreams are a window to an alternative reality. The memory of a dream can be fleeting...

Deadline: 4/13/15
2/5/15
2/5/15

Kimberly Kent is accepting submissions for 2-dimentional art for the interior space of Orchards at Orenco located in Hillsboro Oregon at...

Deadline: 4/15/15
1/30/15
1/30/15

The Betty Feves Memorial Gallery at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon is currently accepting submissions for consideration for the 2015-16 academic year. The Feves Gallery is a...

Deadline: 4/15/15
1/14/15
1/14/15

Basic Space Gallery is seeking emerging and professional artists alike to submit show proposals for the 2015 calendar year. There are several Solo Show opportunities and a few Group Show ones as...

Deadline: 4/15/15
3/5/15
3/5/15

Affordable Art for Everyone invites artists to apply for their October 3, 2015 indoor art show at NW Events in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Affordable Art for Everyone is an opportunity for artists...

Deadline: 4/17/15
3/3/15
3/3/15

For over 30 years, Autodesk has empowered creative makers with the means to develop ground-breaking projects. Today, Autodesk continues this legacy by producing the tools for the world...

Deadline: 4/17/15
3/2/15
3/2/15
Portland, Oregon-based Disjecta Contemporary Art Center is accepting proposals for a Curator-in-Residence for its 2016-2017 exhibition season.Disjecta houses an expansive exhibition space for...
Deadline: 4/17/15
2/24/15
2/24/15

Pioneer Courthouse Square is looking for 3-4 artists who will be stationed along SW 5th and 6th Avenues in May and will paint a live scene during the lunch hour. The goal is to capture the...

Deadline: 4/17/15
2/9/15
2/9/15

The Internationale d’art miniature invites professional artists to participate in this 8th edition of the juried show and exhibition.  Cash awards will be presented for outstanding...

Deadline: 4/17/15
1/27/15
1/27/15

PROJECT GOAL: The purpose of this project is to help maintain awareness of and provide a measure of financial support to areas in western Africa inflicted with Ebola through the...

Deadline: 4/17/15
1/6/15
1/6/15

North Bank Artists Community Project is a unique nonprofit arts organization founded in 2003 in Vancouver, WA.  Committed to the artist, the community and education, North Bank provides...

Deadline: 4/17/15
2/23/15
2/23/15

The NMSU University Art Gallery invites proposals for solo, group, and curated exhibitions, open to all media including but not limited to: ceramics, glass, sculpture, painting, drawing,...

Deadline: 4/18/15
2/23/15
2/23/15

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery invites artists of all levels, ages, and locations to submit digital files of original works in consideration for our UAG Biannual Banner Project. In...

Deadline: 4/18/15
1/30/15
1/30/15

A juried exhibition of small works on paper in conjunction with The 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA. Exhibition dates: June...

Deadline: 4/20/15
3/3/15
3/3/15

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance in Ithaca, New York is pleased to invite applications for Art in the Heart 2015. Now in its sixteenth year, Art in the Heart is an outdoor sculpture and mural...

Deadline: 4/24/15
2/19/15
2/19/15

The Humboldt Arts Council is pleased to announce that Nicole Jean Hill has been selected as the juror of the 14th Annual Northwest Eye Regional Fine Art Photography Competition and Exhibition. The...

Deadline: 4/28/15
2/27/15
3/2/15
High Five Media and Hello Vancouver are producing a photo book about Vancouver, Washington, and they are seeking photo submissions from students, amateurs and professionals, showing their vision...
Deadline: 4/30/15
2/25/15
2/25/15

Theme:  Peonies and Posies

All media welcome.  This is a judged show.  Ribbons for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.  Prize given to winner of the art work chosen by a...

Deadline: 4/30/15
2/12/15
2/12/15

The Portland Community College Cascade Gallery is looking for solo, themed group, artist studio/teams, video and multimedia presentations for the 2015-2016 academic year. Proposals are due April...

Deadline: 4/30/15
1/6/15
1/6/15

Artist run gallery and studios seeking new artists who are interested in being part of an contemporary, growing community in the Metro area, westside of Portland. Visit our website to download an...

Deadline: 4/30/15
2/10/15
2/10/15

The Board of the Sherwood Foundation for the Arts (SFA) is excited to announce that we will be hosting our third annual Altered Art Festival at ...

Deadline: 5/1/15
2/9/15
2/9/15

International Kontinent Photography Awards 2015, the prestigious photography competition is now open for entries. Awards aim to honor best photographers in the world of photography and provide...

Deadline: 5/1/15
2/17/15
2/17/15

Placement of Temporary Outdoor Art projects in 190-acre urban forest from July - October 2015; $300-$700 honorarium; color catalog, maps, web archive; 50,000 visitors

Organized and curated...

Deadline: 5/2/15
3/3/15
3/3/15

There are many layers regarding the topic of food. From its traditional purpose, that it sustains us and delights all of our senses, to the political aspect of food, such as animal cruelty,...

Deadline: 5/4/15
2/11/15
2/11/15

Applications for the 20th annual ArtSplash Art Show and Sale are now available. The Tualatin Arts Advisory Committee, a public arts citizen committee of the City of Tualatin Oregon, invites...

Deadline: 5/5/15
2/5/15
2/5/15

Corvidae Press in Port Townsend, Washington announces The Printmaker’s Hand III, a juried show of hand-pulled prints, and would like to invite you to view the...

Deadline: 5/5/15
1/22/15
1/22/15

ArtBurst NorthWest (ABNW) is a juried exhibition and sale of fine arts and crafts. Designed, planned, and produced by artists for artists, ABNW features over 100 highly qualified local and...

Deadline: 5/10/15
3/2/15
3/2/15

This is an open themed call for entry. We welcome all artist interpretations on this theme. All capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit.

JUROR | Hamidah Glasgow...

Deadline: 5/13/15
1/15/15
1/15/15

Files should be no larger than 640x480 and saved in the highest quality jpeg. An image list with titles, medium and sizes must accompany the files....

Postmarked Deadline: 5/15/15
2/18/15
2/18/15

Photographer’s Forum Magazine and SIGMA present the 35th Annual Spring Photography Contest, open to all amateur photographers worldwide.

Over $7,500 in cash and equipment awarded! 1st...

Final Deadline: 5/18/15
2/23/15
2/23/15

Applications are now being accepted from authors, publishers and writing organizations, that want to participate in the 7th Annual NW Book Festival.

"7th ANNUAL NW BOOK...

Deadline: 5/31/15
2/18/15
2/18/15

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture (Joseph, Oregon) invites photographers to show their wild landscape of northeast Oregon work at the Josephy Center for...

Deadline: 6/1/15
2/10/15
2/10/15

Call To Artists for the Washington County Open Studios Tour, October 17 & 18, 2015. Meet patrons, show your process and promote your work in your studio, our full-color catalog and website....

Deadline: 6/1/15
9/16/14
10/30/14

The Regional Arts & Culture Council is now accepting applications for mural funding through its Public Art Murals Program. Applications are due the first Wednesday of every...

Deadline: First Wednesday of each month until 6/3/15
2/24/15
2/24/15

ARTICA is now accepting submissions for the 2015 Edition of their annual Call for Artists. They seek artists whose works provoke thought, reaction and engagement on visual, audible and...

Deadline: 6/15/15
1/6/15
1/6/15

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2016 season of site-specific artist installations. We've doubled our maximum funding from...

Deadline: 6/17/15
12/17/14
12/17/14

The Open Show is one of the largest shows of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The show displays work from emerging and established artists. Everyone is welcome without a jury process. Each year...

Registration & artwork drop off 1-4pm: 6/21/15
2/25/15
2/25/15

Artshow.com is currently accepting entries for the 11th annual Art Kudos Competition, an international juried competition that serves to recognize and honor excellence in the visual arts. ...

Deadline: 6/30/15
2/17/15
2/17/15

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery seeks socially and politically engaging prints for the exhibition Power of the Press, August 27, 2015 – October 31, 2015. Cash awards of...

Deadline: 6/30/15
1/28/15
1/28/15

The competition for the Apocalypse Prize is a painting competition free and open to all during the year 2015.The Competition is divided into three divisions according to the age of the participant...

Deadline: 12/31/15
2/24/15
2/24/15

The Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC) located at 3800 Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard inside Biggi Plaza, is seeking to showcase quarterly art displays by local artists. The space can...

Ongoing
2/18/14
1/15/15
Red Raven Gallery,440 ferry St. SE Salem,Oregon 97301. Right now they have member openings for but not limited to jewelers, furniture, ceramics and unique garden art.Members...
No deadline
11/15/13
11/15/13

SHELTERS: Whether it’s homemade, nature-made, diagrams, ideas and plans for a potential, photographs/paintings of your own, in the woods, in the city, underground, above ground, for humans,...

ongoing
10/8/13
10/8/13

The Planetary Path of Newberg, in partnership with the Ford Institute of Leadership Program, is developing a scale solar system in downtown Newberg, Oregon. Each planet will feature a common...

ongoing
9/3/13
9/3/13

North Bank Artists Community Project is seeking new members for its gallery located in downtown Vancouver WA. North Bank Artists Gallery is dedicated to bringing exceptional art to the local...

No deadline